Euro’s Worst to Come as Best Forecasters See Crisis Spreading

Monday, December 6, 2010
By Paul Martin

Anchalee Worrachate
Bloomberg.com
Dec 06, 2010

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) — The most accurate foreign-exchange strategists say the euro’s worst annual performance since 2005 will extend into next year as the region’s sovereign-debt crisis saps economic growth.
Standard Chartered Plc, the top overall forecaster in the six quarters ended Sept. 30 based on data compiled by Bloomberg predicted the euro may weaken to less than $1.20 by mid-2011 from $1.3414 last week. Westpac Banking Corp., the second most accurate, is “bearish in the short term,” and No. 3 Wells Fargo & Co. cut its outlook at the end of last week.

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